October 20, 2014 (Powerhomebiz.net) The Everest Three Pass Trek truly epitomizes the Everest trekking, which is well known among the adventure penchants for its rigorous walks, daunting elevations, freezing temperatures and yes, a tantalizing combo of astoundingly tall mountains and captivating lakes! Not to forget, the Everest region also happens to be the home of the mountain prodigies, the Sherpas, who every now and then are seen prowling on the toughest terrains of the region, with ridiculous ease. They have been the guiding stars for all the mountain aspirants, who pour in from every nook and corner of the world, just to experience and witness the majesty of the Himalayas herein.
Blending the creams of the Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Treks, this nerve- racking yet fantabulous trip literally loops around the Khumbu region, catapulting us to the world’s three highest mountain passes viz. Renjo La (5340m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5535m). Not just that, the side trips and excursions to Gokyo Ri (5360m), Kala Patthar (5545m), Chhukung Ri (5546m) etc. are indeed so very pulsating. Look at those altitudinal figures; nothing scales below 5000m….isn’t that sensational?? If you are one of those tough flesh and bones, who has been incessantly fantasizing to conquer the Everest region, this is the trip for you; if you can make it, bravo, you are indeed mettlesome!!
Like most of the popular trips to the Everest region, the Everest Three Pass Trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a short trek to Phakding on the very day. In the days ahead, we pass by the hullabaloo of Namche Bazaar, an administrative hub of Khumbu. An extra day here not only aids us in acclimatization but also familiarizes us to the life patterns of the Sherpas. With bated breaths but elevated spirits, our prudent Everest march continues as we walk across the high passes, enjoying the superb mountainous vistas. Just to make sure that you don’t lambasted by the AMS (acute mountain sickness), we have integrated plenty of acclimatization days, coupled with some rejuvenating excursions (mentioned above). Our professional Sherpa guide knows exactly when to move ahead and when not. So, with him by your side, your journey is as safe as heaven. That’s one thing, you will have to have a good level of fitness to march in tandem with your Sherpa companion. Truly, the Everest Three Pass Trek isn’t for the light hearted trekkers; it is for those maverick adventurers who refuse to back down!
On good weather conditions, the passes can be crossed without the use of ice hammers/axes, crampons and ropes. But with the presence of snow, there is always a threat hovering in the distant horizon. Chilly winds are like to hit your ribs hard. So you have to be on your toes all the time. In a nutshell, the Everest Three Pass Trek offers you a 360 degree trekking experience, provided that you have the guts to withstand altitudinal hurdles and tantrums of the notorious weather. After all, if you go out in search of honey, you cannot refuse to be stung by bees!!!
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Marron Treks was established in 1997 and is located in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We provide tour, trek and hike services to different parts of Nepal and neighboring regions like Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling.